Proleptothorax

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Proleptothorax
Temporal range: Priabonian, Late Eocene
Rovno amber, Ukraine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Proleptothorax
Radchenko, Dlussky, & Perfilieva, 2018
Type species
Proleptothorax primitivus
Diversity
1 fossil species
(Species Checklist)

Identification

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • PROLEPTOTHORAX [Myrmicinae: Crematogastrini]
    • Proleptothorax Radchenko et al., 2018: 113. Type-species: †Proleptothorax primitivus, by original designation.

References

  • Radchenko, A., Dlussky, G.M., Perfilieva, K. 2018. A new extinct ant genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from the Late Eocene Rovno amber – a putative ancestor of the Leptothorax genus group. Myrmecological News, 27: 111-117.